Photographs from a walk around Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that …

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Waterfalls as art: stunning new photographs from the mountains

- image by Gayle Akerman Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns." - Revelation 19:6“Drip down, O heavens, from above,And let the clouds pour down …

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“The Evidence of Things Not Seen”

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow …

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a brief glimpse of wonder

We may not have a lot of direct sunshine for tomato plants and a lush lawn, but the benefits of living in the woods far outway the limitations. There is the beauty, the shade, the sense of not being on top of our neighbors, and - one of my favorites - the wide variety of …

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and morning light poured over the horizon…

"When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters— God said, 'Let there be light.' And so light appeared. God saw how good the light was..." - Genesis 1:1-4 My challenge with this post …

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our relentless rebellion against love

A few days ago I shared a collection of photographs featuring the hawk family that recently moved into our neighborhood. Today I have a few more. The stately raptors are evidently attracted by the plentiful variety of available woodland creatures. I miss the constant traffic of the other birds around our feeder, but I can hardly fault their …

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taking good care of a good gift #EarthDay

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom …

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How can we keep from singing? spring colors and the imperative of life

As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king     who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven,     and …

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